MOT Tips for Scotland & Stirling Drivers
There are lots of things to remember and to pay for when you have a car. You need to care for your car, make sure it’s roadworthy and safe and legal to drive among many things. As well as actually pay for fuel and the car itself, it can be costly but it’s so important that you keep up with all these things.
The yearly MOT is one of these things that you just can’t skip. You might be tempted to not do but if you don’t there will be legal and safety compromises.
Once your car is more than three years old, it has to pass an MOT test each year to prove that it’s safe and roadworthy. A mechanic works through a list and looks at every aspect of your car to see if anything needs fixing to make sure the vehicle is safe to drive.
If you neglect your MOT, the following will happen:
- You become vulnerable to heavy penalty or fine – when you are caught, sooner or later.
- The health of your vehicle is compromised and it won’t be safe for you to drive on the roads which is dangerous for you, your passengers and other drivers and pedestrians.
- Your vehicle is not roadworthy or legal anymore.
- The longevity of your vehicle is compromised.
It’s simply not worth the risk. Roads in Scotland and across the rest of the UK get really busy and driving without an MOT is unsafe and illegal if your car is older than 3 years.
It doesn’t take much effort to have an MOT and it doesn’t have to be very costly either. But what really matters is where you get your MOT tested from. It is always smart to choose a reliable MOT centre. For MOT in Stirling – head over to Fife Autocentre.
Online you can find plenty of MOT check lists (there’s one on my blog too!) to help you prepare your car for the MOT for better odds of passing the test the first time around.
If you work through one of these lists in advance and fix any problems you come across, and keep your car in a good condition generally, you should be able to pass your MOT on the first try which will help keep the costs down.
Many garages and test centres offer to have the test redone for free within a certain period, if your car were to fail.
Take the time and make the effort to help your car pass the MOT test and enjoy driving in peace knowing that your car is safe and fully legal.